Decker, John

Birth Name Decker, John
Gender male
Age at Death 67 years


[Jan Gerretsen.GED]

This 1750 John was confused in many records by being called John Jr. with the statement that he was son of 1719 John and wife Dina. He was NOT their son, he was their nephew. The 1750 John was a son of Lucas DECKER and wife Sarah. Lucas was christened in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1727. When he moved to VA in 1743 in the English speaking area he became Luke. This Luke and Sarah had only the one son John born 1750. Indians killed Luke. Sarah remarried Lawrence HASS and they had several HASS children. The land that Luke owned was held in trust for John until he became of age (21). At that time Lawrence HASS and wife Sarah deeded over to the 1750 John the land which his father owned

In 1810 John and Hannah and some of their children left VA. and moved to Franklin Co., OH, north of Columbus. this 1750 John was never a Revolutionary War soldier and did not have any brothers. John died in Ohio in 1817. Among the children of John and Hannah, three came to Knox Co., IN. Catherine, born 1776, married Dr. Jacob KUYKENDALL and came with him to Knox Co., IN. Dr. Jacob KUYKENDALL became a famous physician. Another child, Sarah, married noah Purcell and they came to Knox Co., IN where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Son Isaac also came to Knox Co., IN. Isaac was born july 26, 1784 in Hampshire Co., VA, he married about 1809 in VA to Margaraet Mullenday. They had a small daughter Hannah born about 1810 (she was listed in the 1850 Crwaford Co., IL census at age 39).


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1750 Hampshire Co, W(VA)    
Death 1817 Franklin Co, OH    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Decker, Lucasabout 1727about 1751
Mother Kuykendall, Sarah1730about 1758
         Decker, John 1750 1817


Family of Decker, John and Harness, Hannah

Married Wife Harness, Hannah ( * about 1755 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage before 1776 Hampshire Co, W(VA)    

Name Birth Date Death Date
Decker, Luke1781-06-271835